Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Assessment Program
School and healthcare professionals, with versions for each
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Identify & Intervene Problematic Substance Use
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Caron’s SBIRT modules will:
- Highlight for school and healthcare professionals various screening tools available to assess for harmful and hazardous substance use patterns.
- Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to guide students and patients towards healthy change.
- Identify resources should further assessment or treatment be needed.
Topics covered include:
- The addiction epidemic.
- Addiction as a disease.
- What the data shows.
- Why we need to care.
- Prevention and treatment.
- Brief intervention.
- Referral to treatment.
- School-based studies.
Expected Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Define each step of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment.
- Understand the progressive nature of substance use disorders and the importance of early intervention.
- Describe the efficacy of SBIRT as a strategy in addressing harmful and hazardous substance use behavior patterns.
- Identify effective screening tools to use with students, patients, and clients.
- Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to move people toward positive change during a brief intervention.
- Identify appropriate school-based and community resources if a referral for further assessment is necessary.
- Print a Certificate of Completion for documentation of completing the program successfully.
Take the Course or Learn More
For more information, contact Caron’s Education Alliance at 610-743-6117 or return to our Digital Learning library for more options.